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MANILA, Philippines - The United States embassy here has warned Filipinos against falling for an email scam concerning the US government's Diversity Visa (DV) program intended to extract money or favors from its would-be victims.
On its website, the US embassy clarified that the Philippines is not among the countries that qualify under this program designed for "low admission" countries.
The scam, it said, involves an email notification about winning the DV Program with instructions to send money to a fictitious person (for instance, at the US embassy in London via Western Union).
The US embassy advised recipients of such email to ignore these fake notifications.
It said visa applicants under the program for years 2012 and 2013 "will not receive a notification letter or email informing them that they are successful DV entrants. The only way to determine if the applicants were selected to continue with the DV process is by checking the status online at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov," it said.
Veronica Uy, InterAksyon.com